Therapist Profile

Karen V. Sutherland, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1496 Pope Court Suite 2 Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 246-9837
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Practicing Since:
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Indiana and California. I provide therapy with a client population that includes adults and adolescents, multicultural, and alternative lifestyles, offering psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. In my work, I have successfully treated clients from many different ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have over 10 years of practice with clients experiencing problems with blended families, gay/lesbian relationships, intergenerational issues, self-esteem and personal growth, conflict management, couples communication and intimacy concerns, divorce, parental coaching, and the management of grief and loss. My speciality is working with LGBT clients and addiction recovery. I work with clients who have been experiencing emotional issues (depression, anxiety, compulsion) and trouble coping with life transitions. In addition to being a marriage and family therapist, I am retired U. S. Navy and has an appreciation for the challenges of military life, active duty and veterans. I offer an integrative, strength-based approach to help clients develop their own voices and pursue their unique paths to individual fulfillment. My approach is collaborative and relational with a focus on the holistic health of my clients.

About My Practice

Office Hours
I offer daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments. Contact me directly at (219)246-9837 or
Children & Teenagers: play therapy, individual therapy, family therapy. Adults and Family: Invididual and/or family therapy, couples, co-parenting, life skills parenting.
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


MC/MFCC, University of Phoenix, Marriage, Family & Child Counseling, 2002 B.S., National University, Criminal Justice, 1997

Area of Specialty

ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Career Stress and Changes
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
HIV Related
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Indiana - License # 99049546A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California - License # MFC49680
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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